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It was one of the most popular television series of the 1980s, but it still comes as a surprise to hear that Knight Rider will soon be driving back onto screens – as digital platform Machinima is announced as partnering with Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6), NBCUniversal Brand Development, and Yomyomf, to deliver a series reboot for 2017.
Knight Rider was created by Glen A. Larson as a TV series in 1982, but it was so successful that it spawned an entertainment franchise – including two more series, a spin-off show titled Code Of Vengeance, three TV movies, and a range of novelisations and video games. It also catapulted lead actor David Hasselhoff to stardom, with his role as Michael Knight. In the original plot, Knight was formerly Police Detective Lieutenant Michael Arthur Long, but was gravely wounded in the line of duty. Billionaire Wilton Knight selected him to head up a new venture »
- Sarah Myles
Online video channel Machinima is teaming up with NBC Universal and Fast & Furious and Star Trek helmer Justin Lin for a reboot of the 80s classic Knight Rider, which is being eyed to arrive online in 2017.
“Knight Rider is an iconic franchise whose concepts of AI and autonomous vehicles were science-fiction in the 1980s and are now science fact,” said Machinima CEO Chad Gutstein. “Justin is one of the leading storytellers of his generation and we couldn’t be more excited to work with him on reinvigorating Knight Rider for a new generation of fans.”
The original Knight Rider – which of course starred David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight – ran for four seasons between 1982 and 1986, and was followed by numerous TV movies, spinoffs, and a short-lived 2008 reboot. There’s also been a lot of talk of a big screen version over the past few years, with Chris Pratt rumoured as a potential star. »
- Gary Collinson
The famous talking car is back. Deadline reports a Knight Rider reboot is in the works from digital network Machinima and director Justin Lin.The original action show starred David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a high-tech crime fighter who is partnered with a smart, talking car called Kitt. The NBC series ran for four seasons before ending in 1986.There have been several followups, including the Knight Rider 2000 TV movie (1991), the Knight Rider 2010 TV movie (1994), the Team Knight Rider syndicated spinoff series (1997), and the Knight Rider pilot movie and series from 2008. Neither of the series lasted more than a season.Read More… »
Mike Cecchini Oct 26, 2016
Knight Rider was one of those 1980s things that was just irresistibly cool: you had a hugely rad car with Kitt, one that talks for cryin' out loud; you had a hero with a leather jacket, a shady past and David Hasselhoff's face; you had a synth-y theme tune that you were certain was what the music of the future would sound like... and did I mention the talking car?
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There have been plenty of attempts to make a Knight Rider reboot over the last 20 years or so, and not a one has been worthy of the name. But maybe this will be the one that sticks. »
Do you remember the Knight Rider reboot from 2008? Neither does anyone else, which is why NBCUniversal is looking to reboot the classic '80s series that originally featured David Hasselhoff riding around in a sentient car with more gadgets than a James Bond movie. This time around, Justin Lin of Fast & Furious fame will be partnering with Machinima (Mortal Kombat: Legacy) to craft a digital series.... Read More »
- Sean Wist
Justin Lin, the filmmaker who directed the likes of The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift and the three sequels that followed, as well as this summer’s Star Trek Beyond, will head to the small screen to develop a new Knight Rider TV series with Machinima.
The announcement was made today by Machinima CEO Chad Gutstein.
“Knight Rider is an iconic franchise whose concepts of AI and autonomous vehicles were science fiction in the 1980s and are now science fact,” said Gutstein. “Justin is one of the leading storytellers of his generation and we couldn’t be more excited to work with him on re-invigorating Knight Rider for a new generation of fans.”
Lin will produce the new show, which could hit screens as early as 2017.
The original 1980s show was a launch pad for David Hasselhoff and revolved around his character of Michael Knight, a police detective with »
- Paul Heath
The high-tech ‘80s crime series “Knight Rider” is getting a modern makeover for digital platforms. The show’s revival is being developed by Justin Lin through his YouTube channel Yomyomf, as well as NBCUniversal and video game-centric digital studio Machinima. Related: ‘Anne Of Green Gables’ Reboot Casts Irish-Canadian As Anne “Knight Rider” originally starred David Hasselhoff […] »
- Shakiel Mahjouri
Justin Lin, the king of car-based franchises, is adding yet another one to his to-do list. Lin is teaming with NBCUniversal and Machinima for a digital series reboot of Knight Rider, the 1980s NBC series that starred David Hasselhoff as a human crime-fighter whose partner is a sentient car named Kitt. Machinima, NBCUniversal, and Lin’s Yomyomf […]
- Angie Han
Knight Rider, the 1980s action series that made David Hasselhoff a star, is getting the Machinima treatment. The digital network said today it is partnering with producer-director Justin Lin, Yomyomf and NBCUniversal Brand Development to produce a digital series reboot that will target a 2017 launch. Lin, who knows something about the care and feeding of franchises after directing Fast & Furious 6 and most recently Star Trek Beyond, is set to produce the series which is… »
Gamer and fandom-focused digital network Machinima announced today that it is partnering with Yomyomf -- an aggregated YouTube channel, digital media company, and blog that stands for ‘You Offend Me, You Offend My Family’ -- as well as director Justin Lin (Star Trek Beyond, Fast & Furious 6) and NBCUniversal to launch a digital reboot of the 80s hit TV series Knight Rider.
The new digital series, to be produced by Lin and Yomyomf -- an Asian American pop culture channel directed by Lin and also featuring YouTube stars Ryan Higa, Kevin Wu, and Chester See -- is slated to debut in 2017. Originally starring David Hasselhoff, Knight Rider tells the story of Michael Knight, a crime fighter who is aided on his quest for justice by a high-tech car.
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- Geoff Weiss
Knight Rider is getting a reboot. Justin Lin is reviving the 1980s classic via his Yomyomf online brand in partnership with gaming-centric digital studio Machinima and NBCUniversal Brand Development. Knight Rider, which premiered in 1982 on NBC, starred David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a crime fighter who was aided by his high-tech, artificially intelligent car Kitt. It ran for four seasons and spawned several spinoffs and sequels. Yomyomf, the YouTube channel that Lin helped to found in 2012, will produce along with Lin, who will next direct Space Jam 2 and Hot Wheels. The series is being
- Natalie Jarvey
Eminem surprised his fans on Wednesday with new music and news of an upcoming album. The rapper took to Twitter this week to share his impassioned new song called “Campaign Speech”, in which he slams Donald Trump and references Trayvon Martin, Colin Kaepernick and David Hasselhoff. Don't worry I'm working on an album! Here's something […] »
- Sylvia Ogweng
Lego Dimensions will welcome even more iconic characters from the past, present and future of pop culture next year with three new expansion packs, Warner Bros. has announced.
Miniature versions of David Hasselhoff’s Michael Knight character and his vehicular companion K.I.T.T. from hit 80s show Knight Rider will join the existing cast of characters on February 10, 2017 by way of a brand new Adventure World and Battle Arena.
New content for another well-known Knight was detailed, too. A tie-in expansion for the Lego Batman Movie, which releases alongside the Knight Rider pack, will ship with six brand new stages, new minifigures including Batgirl and Robin and a customizable Batwing, which can be rebuilt to take on the form of the Bat-Tank and Black Thunder. As is the case with the Caped Crusader’s vehicles, K.I.T.T. can also be rebuilt into three different forms, although »
- Joe Pring
When television spinoffs go right, they can succeed with flying colours. Just ask Frasier or The Flash, both of which were spawned from perfectly popular series but then managed to outshine their parent shows in most viewers’ hearts (Cheers and Arrow, respectively).
Of course, for every success story there is a spinoff that utterly flops. The acclaim of The X-Files did not follow The Lone Gunmen when they went solo in their short-lived 2001 series, and David Hasselhoff left Baywatch to star in Baywatch Nights, a bizarre mess of a show that combined cop shows with crazy Scooby Doo-like supernatural mysteries. The list goes on.
But what about those spinoffs that never got the chance to prove their worth? Well, this is their story. Read on for eight television spinoff shows that sounded intriguing but unfortunately never happened. Sure, they might not have been that great, but we would have »
- Christian Bone
Call of Duty fans will head into the zombie world again, but this time they will be in space....and dancing to disco!
The new trailer was revealed today and we finally get to see where zombies are headed in the upcoming game. The mode transports players to the 80's complete with an era specific soundtrack plus more.
Zombies in Spaceland transports fans into an original, action-packed storyline where they’ll fight as one of four classic ‘80s characters, and battle the living dead in a space-themed amusement park full of deadly zombies, fun attractions and much more.
The story is about 4 aspiring actors that come across a mysterious movie set for an audition. They were invited by a big Hollywood director as they are transports to an 80's style theme park to take down waves of zombies. The director will be played by Paul Reubens (Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, »
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Matthew Byrd Aug 17, 2016
Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare is heading back to the 1980s - and we've got the new trailer here...
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon proved that there is no popular first-person shooter that wouldn't benefit from implementing a heavy dose of 1980s ridiculousness into the gameplay formula, and now, Call of Duty will take its own stab at that particular recipe as Infinity Ward has announced that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's zombie mode will take players back to that fabled time in popular culture in order to do battle with the undead.
The must-see reveal trailer can be found below:
Rather than match the theme of Infinite Warfare by having fans do battle with zombies in space again such as we saw in one of Black Ops zombie maps, Infinity Ward designed the upcoming Zombies In Spaceland to take you and your team of decade appropriate »
Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (2016) Director: Anthony C. Ferrante Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, David Hasselhoff For God's sake, you know the drill. The Law of Diminishing Returns has never been more apparent than with the Sharknado series. The first one caught everyone (including the SyFy Channel) by surprise, while the sequel.still the best one, in my opinion.embraced that popularity to up the... Read More »
- Jason Adams
Syfy’s Sharknado: The 4th Awakens hit land this Sunday night, and just as with the previous sequel, the forecast called for tireless, tiresome stormchasing (or being chased by storm), as Fin Shepard and family again weathered extremely fishy meteorological phenomena.
PhotosSharknado 3: 40 of the Bad, Worst, Silliest and Shilliest Moments
Because make no mistake, whereas the original Sharknado was an expectedly silly and serviceable Syfy lark, Sharknado 2: The Second One was downright clever in parts (as confirmed by a partial, second viewing I stumbled into this weekend) and actually had a semblance of a story. »
The fourth installment of Syfy's mega-popular Sharknado series premiered Sunday. And in case there was any question that The 4th Awakens would be a slight Star Wars parody, the film answered that right away by opening with an "Episode IV" scrolling prologue reminiscent of George Lucas' space franchise. Ian Ziering was back as chainsaw-touting Fin Shepard, alongside Tara Reid and David Hasselhoff. With a new team of allies by their side, they battled the Sharknados - which this time have evolved into fire-breathing, hail-throwing, sand-blasting threats. They also spewed their fair share of Star Wars puns, including a "May »
- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves
A joke might be funny the first time, but by the fourth time you hear it, the punchline gets tired. “Tired” is a good description for “Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens,” which premieres Sunday on Syfy. Although the parody movie is as absurd and silly as the first three installments were, this time around the whole thing feels forced. On one hand, you can tell stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and David Hasselhoff are having fun. Ziering even manages to mock his stint as a Chippendales dancer. But the novelty of this campy killer-shark franchise has clearly worn off, and now the. »
- Mekeisha Madden Toby
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